Russell Westbrook, Paul George go paintballing
Since the Oklahoma City Thunder saw their season come to a disappointing end with a first-round playoff exit, it has immediately shifted the attention to All-Star forward Paul George’s long-term future with the franchise. George is set to face a critical decision ahead this upcoming summer that could see him depart from Oklahoma City after just one season.
However, George has remained firm that he has a strong desire to remain with the team after the offseason. George provided fuel to that fire by recently playing some paintball with teammate Russell Westbrook over the weekend.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) May 5, 2018
Throughout his first year with the franchise, George has continued to voice his gratitude and a large amount of respect for Westbrook. In fact, he has continued to praise him for his bond as a teammate on and off the court in the brief time that he has spent with the Thunder. This is clearly exemplified by the two choosing to go paintballing together after the team’s season has come to a close.
All of this only puts more scrutiny upon George’s pending decision over the upcoming summer. Whatever decision he does come to will have a significant impact on how this next chapter of his career unfolds. This will be a difficult choice as the Los Angeles Lakers are expected to make a significant push to sign him if he does elect to become a free agent.
There are many ways that this situation could unfold that has only been further made complex with his budding relationship with Westbrook off the court.